The US Open runs from 29 August to 11 September.
Watch the official Men’s Preview video that gives a great summary of men’s tennis play and info in the lead up the US Open.
Check out the US Open prize money and Top 10 ATP Rankings here.
Who you think has the toughest draw and best chance to win?
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1. Novak Djokovic
I’ve lost count of how many matches Novak Djokovic has won this year but it’s a huge number with only 2 losses. This means that he has played a lot of tennis already but I think he is fit and ready to have a relatively easy run to the Quarter final.
I’ve picked Nole to meet Alexandr Dolgopolov in Round 4 and Gael Monfils in the Quarter Final. If either of these two players are in top form and play consistently they could beat Nole, but I think that’s unlikely to happen.
2. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is the reigning US Open champion, having beaten Djokovic in 2010.
But doesn’t last year feel like a whole different tennis universe?
If Rafa stays fit and healthy he should make the final pretty comfortably, beating Nicolas Mahut, David Nalbandian and Jergen Melzer along the way.
If Andy Roddick can make the Quarter Final he’ll face Nadal, but I think a more likely scenario is that Roddick gets beaten by Nicolas Almagro, who then faces David Ferrer in the Round of 16 with the winner playing Rafa.
3. Roger Federer
Roger Federer won five straight US Opens from 2004 to 2008 so he knows the turf. He has Victor Troicki, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Mardy Fish in his part of the draw. He might also face Wimbledon wonder kid Bernard Tomic in Round 3.
I think Roger will be beaten in the Quarter Final by Mardy Fish, who will be spurred on by the extra prize money he gets as the US Open Series winner if he wins the US Open.
4. Andy Murray
Andy Murray potentially has a tough first round match against Somdev Devvarman and Round 3 against Feliciano Lopez.
Bouyed up by his win in Cincinnati (he won when Djokovic retired but still, he played well to get there) I think he’ll be up to the challenge and will play Juan Martin Del Potro in the Quarter Final, who potentially needs to beat Gilles Simon and either John Isner or Robin Soderling to make the quarters.
If Murray is good enough to get to the Quarter Final I think he’ll be good enough to beat Delpo. Although I would be ecstatic-ly happy for Delpo to win the whole thing.
So, my semi final predictions are Murray vs Nadal and Djokovic vs Fish.
And although all logic is saying that Djokovic will win, I’m going with Nadal to win and Murray or Delpo with a chance.
What do you think? Any predictions for players who could upset the Top 4 men?
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Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
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